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Message 2018509 - Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 15:28:58 UTC

I have recently installed Windscribe VPN and now Seti@home work units will not transfer when VPN is turned on. I also run Rosetta@home and these WU are not affected so it is something specific to seti.
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Message 2021512 - Posted: 3 Dec 2019, 4:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 2018509.  

So no one has any idea why Seti will not allow connection through VPN? I have also set up SOCKS5 proxy and turned on proxy connection in BOINC. Everything else transfers through it, Rosetta, GPUGRID, World Community Grid. Only Seti will not transfer unless I turn off VPN. It's not a problem to do this I would just like to figure out why and correct it if possible. I assume it has something to do with Berkley servers not being able to identify where the connection is coming from and not allowing the connection.
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Message 2021735 - Posted: 4 Dec 2019, 22:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 2021512.  
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@ David B dhb1ibo:

I think it is a problem with your computer or the VPN you are using since I have used four different VPN providers
with my computers without problems with SETI (or any other sites).

Try using a different VPN to see if it is your computer or the VPN provider. Tunnel Bear [https://www.tunnelbear.com}
and Windscribe [https://windscribe.com] have free usage for a limited amount of data, and other providers often
have trial periods for free.

Best wishes.

[Edit] My endpoints are all over the world, and I live in Vietnam. SETI doesn't care where the data comes from.
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Message 2024497 - Posted: 23 Dec 2019, 0:39:14 UTC
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I had a similar issue on a Linux (Ubuntu) computer. It would connect to anything except SETI@Home. Although I still don't know the root cause, uninstalling the VPN client and reinstalling it from a fresh download of the latest version and logging in again fixed the issue. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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